At the core of the Broad College of Business, you’ll find passionate faculty with a dedication to excellence. They bring research to life with innovative partnerships and prepare students to lead in the future of business through hands-on experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.
To ensure our people have the support they need, the Broad College has selected Charles Hadlock, Frederick. S Addy Distinguished Chair in Finance, to serve as associate dean for faculty and doctoral programs, effective August 2021. Hadlock will replace Robert Wiseman, who has held these responsibilities as the college’s senior associate dean since 2015.
“I consider myself quite fortunate to have been part of the Spartan family for most of my career and to have been assisted by many generous colleagues and administrators over the years. The faculty are the foundation for all that we do, and training doctoral students to join faculties all over the world is an important legacy that we leave behind as a school,” Hadlock said. “I am excited to take on the associate dean role to be able to use the perspective I have developed from my career here to assist our faculty and doctoral students in their scholarly and teaching efforts.”
Hadlock will focus on the hiring, retention and mentoring of faculty, with a focus on promoting excellence in teaching and learning. In addition, he will oversee the college’s doctoral programs, including supporting their recruitment, supervision and placements.
For the past 23 years, Hadlock has served the college ably and enthusiastically in various capacities. Notably, he was the director of the finance doctoral program from 2002 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2015, in addition to being the associate chairperson and the interim chairperson for the Department of Finance from 2008 to 2010.
Hadlock is an award-winning professor, having successfully taught students at all levels, from undergraduate to Ph.D. He is also an award-winning researcher, having won the prestigious Michael Brennan Award for the best paper in the Review of Financial Studies in 2011 and again in 2014.
In this new role, Hadlock is looking forward to meeting with individual faculty and doctoral students to understand their research programs and teaching passions. He is hoping to identify ways to help faculty and doctoral students reach their full potential as researchers while creating a sense of community and shared purpose.
“One specific goal I have in mind is to foster more interdisciplinary research by identifying connections across the different business fields where our faculty are working on related questions that would benefit from exposure to a different research perspective, approach or methodology,” he said. “I would also like to further strengthen our doctoral placement success by increasing the research support we extend to doctoral students and by helping departments identify research areas in which there is particularly high demand for new graduates.”
As the Broad College continues our pursuit of being a top-of-mind business school, Hadlock will help realize this vision with an emphasis on supporting our people. His active push for excellence will shine through in this role and ensure success for present and future Broad Spartans.